Many people believe that their postural, muscular and skeletal “imperfections” are all to blame on their parents or ancestors. Fortunately, this is only partially true and we can do a lot to prevent, change and improve on our body’s “destiny”.
"Cancer is a disease that makes you feel as if you no longer have control of your health and body. But Pilates has helped me not only to recover from surgery but to give me back my sense of control and body confidence.”
Schools are (almost) out for the summer and whilst that hopefully means having lots of fun and quality time with the kids, it can also mean that your normal workout routine can take a hammering. Get creative and find ways to enjoy physical activity with or along the children
Taking your practice outdoors can be just what you need to invigorate your experience and add a different dimension to it. Be it in your patio, garden or a nearby park - Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness lend themselves perfectly to outdoor practice.
HIIT (High-intensity interval training) is THE buzzword at the moment. Pilates and Yoga are not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about HIIT training, but both methods can be practiced and adapted in ways that reap some of the benefits of HIIT...
Why is it so hard to keep going with an exercise regimen? One of the major reasons this is happening to so many of us, is that we rely too much on willpower. You might find it surprising, but research shows that willpower is actually a fragile and limited source of motivation. When harnessed towards an activity we find difficult, boring and non-enjoyable, it will soon be depleted and we’ll be very likely to quit...
As spring approaches and before we all rush to put on our best training gear and go out there to conquer the world with sweat and hard work, a word of advice - if you have not been doing much with your body in the last few months, it might be a good idea to take it easy at first.
If you find yourself low on energy and maybe somewhat challenged by the endless winter bugs, you might want to consider committing to a gentler practice this month - a kind and centring practice of mindfulness and being. There is much to be gained from spending even a few minutes with yourself, slowing down, allowing the brain to offload and maybe observing something new or forgotten about yourself.